The Leader has Suspended His Campaign

Disciples of Otis,

Brother Oliver

Brother Oliver

Brother Oliver here. I am sad to report that Leader Otis has officially suspended his campaign to become the next President of the United States. Immediately after He made His announcement to Brother Henry and I He went downstairs to the basement and jumped up into a dingy little cubby hole to hide from the world. He looked really miserable.

Otis depressed by campaign suspension

Leader Otis was very depressed after announcing the suspension of His campaign. He went downstairs to hide from the world in a dingy cubby hole.

The Leader cited several reasons for suspending His campaign. First of all, He said that He started to have doubts when several days passed without Him seeing a single Otis for POTUS bumper sticker or Tabbycats party emblem on any of the cars driving by outside. He was further discouraged when He tried to call the major television networks to see if He could run some ads and they just kept hanging up on Him because they didn’t speak Catonese. He confidence took another hit when His stump speech was poorly received by the public (meaning Thomas). But the final deciding factor was that He went online to see what He needed to do to get His name on the ballot and discovered that He needed to be at least 35 years old to run for president.

The age limit came as a shock to Leader Otis as He is only about six-and-a-half years old. He also saw it as a deliberate slight against Feline-Americans because almost no cats ever live to the age of 35. Nothing Brother Henry or I said could cheer The Leader up after He made his announcement, but I knew of something that could. I stood at the bottom of the stairs and yowled until one of the Guardians came downstairs. As soon as she saw Leader Otis she scooped Him up and took Him upstairs to comfort Him.

Guardian Comforting Otis

When the Guardian saw that Leader Otis was sad, she scooped Him up and took Him upstairs to comfort Him.

I don’t even think the Guardians knew that Leader Otis had been running for President, but it didn’t matter. The cuddles and care provided by the Guardian worked their magic on the Leader and brought His spirits back up. He eventually fell asleep next to her on the couch, and He looked like He was carrying a much lighter burden when He did. I’m sure He’s going to be sad for a little while, but I’m also sure that He will soon come up with another scheme to try to spread the word about keeping cats happy, healthy and safely contained. You just can’t keep a good cat down.

So Sayeth Brother Oliver

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23 responses to “The Leader has Suspended His Campaign

  1. 2 cats

    Nevermind Otis, maybe now you can put all your efforts into organising the catlympics??
    Only Very Important People can organise such a sporting event. Here in London it was the Mayor of London that arranged the human olympics and paralympics.

  2. I am sorry your campaign was suspended but thank goodness you got the cuddles and comfort you deserved.

  3. We were afraid his nip addiction might come out and damage his chances – you know the dirty tricks those mean contenders get up to. Best he keeps out of that nasty rat race πŸ˜‰

    • I did hear some grumbling from My opponents about how I hadn’t produced My birth certificate or My tax returns. Yeah, I guess it’s for the best I dropped out. The election could have gotten really ugly.

  4. We’re so sorry to hear about the age discrimination thing. Leader Otis had our vote, but it’s good to know he’s feeling better now.

  5. For sweet, brave Otis – fret not my friend…politics sucks.

  6. There is nothing in this world that can’t be righted by a cuddle from mum/guardian that’s for sure!!!!

  7. Batya

    I think you will be happier out of that, pardon the expression, rat race. And being Leader of the Cult of Otis is far more important than being president of a silly old country.

  8. It was a good run anyway Otis:)!! So keep that kitty head of your up:)!! *hugs*

  9. I was worried about the stress of being president. Have you seen pictures of presidents? They start out all happy and rested looking and end up with less hair and more wrinkles and very tired and kinda grumpy. You are much too important to lose to worry and stress.

  10. I’m glad Otis was comforted, but I think he may have prematurely left the campaign! At 6 years old, he was, in face, 40 in human years! Making him, at 6 and a half, all of 42! More than old enough to run!
    Check the chart in Leo’s birthday post!

  11. Ok, it looks like my comment didn’t go through…
    What I was trying to say was that Leader Otis suspended his campaign prematurely! At 6 years old, he was 40 in human years! Making him more than old enough to run! There’s a chart in Leo’s birthday post if you want to check it:
    I hope he’ll reconsider. We are glad his guardians were able to comfort him though!

  12. testing… my comments do not seem to be posting..

  13. If seven dog years = one human year there must be a similar thing for cats. But the tax returns might be a problem πŸ™‚ You surely are better out of that, I heard pawlitics is a dog eat dog world, which sounds a dangerous place for kitties! Wait for all the dogs to eat each other and then step in…

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